Sectors of Focus

  • Energy


  • Environment

Energy Generated for Sale: Renewable (PI5842)

Amount of renewable energy generated and sold to offtaker(s) during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Metric level
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Energy Generated for Sale: Renewable (PI5842). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote the renewable energy type(s) and all assumptions used.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture renewable energy generated for commercial sale by the organization. Bulk energy is usually sold under a power purchase agreement with an electricity utility. The buyer or purchaser of this energy is referred to as the offtaker.
  • Renewable energy sources include solar, wind, geothermal, hydro energy, biomass, and other forms. Organizations can refer to the glossary for additional information.
  • Large-scale hydropower is oftentimes excluded from the definition of renewable energy since water itself is a renewable resource, but the natural ecology of rivers is not and hydroelectric dams can adversely affect aquatic ecosystems. Organizations can refer to the following source for further guidance on creating low impact hydropower operations: Low Impact Hydropower Institute (
  • Organizations that want to report on the amount of renewable energy generated for the organization's own use should report against Energy Generated for Use: Renewable (OI2496).